The University of Law Offers Free Online Graduate LLB for GDL Students

Jul 14, 2016, 04:30 ET from The University of Law (ULaw)

LONDON, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

As part of its recently launched '100% For You' initiative, The University of Law (ULaw) today unveiled a new Graduate LLB programme. Open exclusively to students who commence their Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at ULaw from 2016, the new course enables them to upgrade their GDL to a full qualifying law degree* on successful completion of three additional modules at no extra cost.

Delivered 100% online, the Graduate LLB enables students to enhance their CV by studying specialised areas of law that could help boost their employment prospects. They will have a choice of three out of five additional modules covering Employment Law, Family Law, Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, and Law of Organisations - each one worth 20 credits. The online course starts its first module in July 2017, with the remaining two modules available from June 2018. 

Dr Stelios Platis, Managing Director at The University of Law, said: "At The University of Law, we are 100% committed to the career of our students, and that's why we are offering this enhancement of our GDL at no extra cost. Having a degree such as the Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) will make them even more competitive in the job market."

"With the Graduate LLB, we are combining the total flexibility of studying online with the full support from our expert academic team. Students will be able to add real value to their CV and accelerate their careers," he added.

Students will have access to a comprehensive online platform, allowing them to self-study using e-books, a range of electronic learning resources and online databases. Supervision, one-to-one tutor support, and feedback will also be provided by professionally qualified lawyers. Students will also benefit from the flexibility of the course, as they will have up to four years to complete it.

To be eligible for the Graduate LLB, students must hold a higher education degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) awarded by a recognised institution and must have completed the first sitting of all of their ULaw GDL assessments.

More to come under ULaw's '100% For You' initiative  

Building on the university's tradition, academic reputation, track record and strong graduate employability rate, the '100% For You' campaign involves a series of innovative measures that will deliver more support and academic excellence to those entering the legal profession.

The campaign launched in June with the new 100% Employment Promise for the 2016-17 academic year. This offers students half of their tuition fees back in cash and the other half as course credit if they have not secured employment within nine months after graduating from the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

"I am consistent in my message that at The University of Law we place our students at the heart of everything we do. Over the coming months we will be launching enhancements to our existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as new upgraded specialised modules and further funding options for our students. This is part of our commitment to supporting our students 100% and ensuring their long term success," said Dr Platis.

"We've already taken some bold steps to remove as much of the risk of investing in higher education as possible and offer real return on investment to all our students. Over the next academic year, it will become clear that this is just the beginning," he added.

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About The University of Law 

The University of Law (ULaw) is the largest and longest established provider of professional legal education and training in the UK with centres in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds, as well as offering some courses at The University of Exeter. Previously The College of Law, it was granted university status in November 2012.

ULaw works with 90 of the top 100 law firms and offers an award-winning legal careers and employability service, as well as one of the UK's largest and most varied pro bono programmes. The university offers over 2,900 opportunities for students to put their skills into practise, helping them to prepare for the job market.

To find out more about the Graduate LLB, visit: www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/graduate-llb

To read more about ULaw's 100% Employment Promise, visit: http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/employment-law-promise/

SOURCE The University of Law (ULaw)